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Wednesday 29 January, 2003

Capital Group Co.

SAR - Brambles Industries plc

Capital Group Companies Inc
28 January 2003

                                                                      FORM SAR 3

Lodge with Company Announcements Office and Newstrack, if appropriate, and the
Takeover Panel. A copy must also be sent to the company the shares of which are
acquired.

                                            Date of disclosure - 28 January 2003

   DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF
                                SHARES ('SARs')

Date of acquisition                                             27 January 2003

Acquisition in                                        Brambles Industries plc
                                                       

(1)   Class of voting shares         Number of shares/rights over shares  If rights over shares acquired,
        (eg ordinary shares)          acquired / disposed                 as opposed to the shares
                                                                          themselves, specify nature of
                                                                          rights

        Ordinary Shares                        3,000,000 shares           N/A
        
                                                       0 rights
                                     
(2)   Resultant total holding of     Resultant total holding of rights    Total percentage
voting shares (and % of total voting over shares (and % of total voting
shares in issue)                     shares in issue)


      109,462,014 (15.12%)                    0 (0.00%)                      15.12%

3)     Party making disclosure               The Capital Group Companies, Inc.


(4)   (a)   Name of person acquiring shares or rights over
                shares and, if different, beneficial owner:    The Capital Group 
                                                               Companies, Inc.

        (b)   Names of any other persons acting by
                agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)                       N/A



Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above ______________________


(Also print name of signatory)                                     Liliane Corzo

Telephone and extension number                 Contact Inmo Khang (213) 615-0469

                     ______________________________________

Note.  Under SAR 5, the holdings of and acquisitions by persons acting by
agreement or understanding must be aggregated and treated as a holding of or
acquisition by one person. Note 3 on SAR 5 requires persons who must aggregate
holdings to disclose certain disposals.

For full details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see Rules 3 and 5 of the
SARs. If in doubt, contact the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, Monitoring
Section, Tel. No: 020 7638 0129.


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